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ARTQUEST PHOTOGRAPHY - Beginning
Room

Class Schedule:
 
MON.-FRI.PERIODS 1st and 2nd

Instructor:
  John Sappington - email address: jsappington@srcs.k12.ca.us

PHONE: 707-332-0987 MOBILE / __ CLASSROOM

Syllabus (this document) http://www.basearts.com/artquest/indexBegPho.htm

Submitted:

Welcome Letter and Guidelines : AQ PHOTO 2017-18 Welcome Syllabus

Program Outline:


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Photography Classroom Rules

No eating, drinking or chewing gum in class.
No CD players, iPods, cell phones or other electronic distractions during class time.
Cell phones must be turned off during class time.
You may not leave classroom without a pass.
No writing on desks or in books. This is “Destruction of School Property” and is a serious offense.
Certain equipment requires prior permission before use. When in doubt-ask.
Return all equipment (including developing tank and components) to their proper place clean (and dry if possible).
Pick up all trash around and in desk.
Wash desktops with spray and sponge at the end of each class.
Stack seats at the end of each class.
Knock before entering Darkroom Door .
No more than 3 people at a time through door.
Pass through doorway without any stops.
Do not stop rotation of door from classroom or darkroom.
Do not lean on door walls.

Darkroom


Sign up for an enlarger at the beginning of the period.
Use only the enlarger to which you have been assigned.
No visiting in the darkroom.
Anyone entering darkroom must get prior permission to do so from teacher.
Always use the proper tray when transporting a wet print or test strip.
Fixer stains, so dress accordingly.
Do not play with Eye Wash.
Make every effort to retrieve all test strips and prints before the end of class.
Clean up the enlarger area after use
Put away all equipment.
Wash down baseboard
Return enlarger to a height of 16 inches
Zero out the timer
Empty drawers of all unused test strips.
Clean up trash both around the enlarger and on floor.

This is a great classroom/darkroom and we want it to stay as clean and efficient as it is for many years. Please do your part!
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IMPORTANT DATES: 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates: Wednesday August 31 : AQDA forms & Lab Contributions are due.
Please contact teacher for scholarship information or extensions. 

Back to School Night September 14th - 6:30-9pm

October 5, 6:30 pm: “ArtQuest 23rd Annual Fall Showcase of Programs”, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  This is an evening for prospective students and families, to find out more about the opportunities ArtQuest has to offer, as well as current ArtQuest families to learn more about the program.  Please plan to attend and also help us spread the word. Early application is highly recommended due to limited space. 

Tuesday October 17th to November 9th , “Shadowing”,
ArtQuest offers students interested in the ArtQuest program the opportunity to "Shadow" a specialty for a day. Shadowing is by appointment only. Call (707) 535-4842 for more information and to schedule your student. Monday through Thursday.

ArtQuest Application Deadline for Fall 2017 Entry Priority Deadline is November 13, 2017


CYBER AND ERGONOMICS SAFETY README
http://www.basearts.com/handouts/readme.htm

Online Photography Resources

CURRENT News and Events Blog:
http://blog.basearts.com

Class Notes
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/notes/

Generalized Selection of Photo resources available online and local
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.Photo.htm

A broad spectrum list of working/historical photographers
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/photographerslisting.htm

A recommended reading list centered around photography and imaging
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.ReadingList.htm

basearts selection of resources lists
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/resources.html



Weekly Lecture/Lab Schedule
(subject to change)

Week
1
/ 2

Lecture:
Syllabus Overview - Expectations, Requirements, Objectives, Best Practices.
Department and Facilities Policy Review and Tour
Begin fundamentals of visual phenomenology

Camera Obscura
Camera Lucida
Camera Fundamentals

Assignments:

Sketchbooks
View Finders
- Active Seeing
- 5 Thumbnails - SRHS
- 5 Thumbnails - HOME


Reading/Handouts:

Focus on Photography - Chapt. 1
ArtTalk
- Chapt.1 - Percieving and Function of Art

Review Online Syllabus

Review Internet Resources

Artists:

Niepce
Daugerre
Edweard Muybridge
Minor White


Week 3
8.28

Lecture:

Pinhole:

Make Pinhole
Select Camera
Make cut
Reduce reflectance
Seal for light leaks
Install pinhole

Lab:

Pinhole
- design / construct / test


Assignments:

Artists:
Jo Babcock
Man Ray


Reading/Handouts:

ArtTalk - Chapt. 2 -
Elements and Principles -->commit to sketchbook/memory

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Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography by Stew Woodruff
-
How to Make and Take Pictures With Pinhole Cameras Made from Oatmeal Boxes
http://users.rcn.com/stewoody/

The Pinhole Gallery
http://www.pinhole.org/

Photo.net
http://www.photo.net/learn/pinhole/pinhole



F64 - AQPhoto Club - Meets this Wed. at lunch in Room 23
Week 4 9.4

Lecture:

Beginning Darkroom
Chemistry
Best Practices

Lab:

Pinhole | First Exposures



Assignment:

Develop Pinhole : First exposures
Elements to Sketchbook Pages - Collage / Montage

Reading/Handouts:

FonP - Chapt. 2 -
Elements and Principles


Artists:

Week 5 9.11 Lab:

Pinhole | First Exposures
Assignment:

Develop Pinhole : First exposures
Elements to Sketchbook Pages - Collage / Montage

Reading:

Focus on Photo: Chapts. 3 and 4

Artists:

Eugene Atget
Eastman House Collection: http://collections.eastman.org/advancedsearch/objects/peopleSearch%3Aatget
Wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Atget


Moholy - Nagy
Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

György Kepes
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_Kepes
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kepes-structure-photogram-p80554


Week 6
9.18

Lab:
Direct Positive Exposures - beginning SRHS Thumbnail Images

Lecture:

Art Criticism
Pictorialism and Stieglitz

Sketchbook :

Art Talk - Study Guide - Chapt. 2 Art Criticism
Art Criticism Handout



Assignment:

Art Talk - Study Guide - Chapt. 2 Art Criticism

Reading/Handouts:

Direct Positive Paper Specifications Sheet

Artists:

Walker Evans -
wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Evans
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1599/walker-evans-american-1903-1975/

CURRENT EXHIBITION AT the SF Museum of Modern Art
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/walker-evans

Alfred Stieglitz
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Stieglitz
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgl/hd_stgl.htm
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-stieglitz-alfred.htm
Week 7 9.25 Lecture:
Beginning Camera Orientation
-
1st Rolls by Friday... not quite

Lab:
Contact Prints

Sketchbook:
Gallery Response
Contact Print

Assignment:

Gallery Response -
yellow form - UnBoxed, Art Museum of Sonoma County

Contact/Positives -
Prints from Pinhole Negatives

Artists:

Loretta Lux

Immogen Cunningham
W. Eugene Smith
Eudora Welty

Week 8 10.2

Lecture:

Lab:

Camera Work - beginning ...


First Roll
- SRHS Thumbs
- Elements of Graphic Design

Assignment:

Gallery Response - yellow form - SRJC Faculty Show

Contact/Positives -
Prints from Pinhole Negatives


Review:
Moholy - Nagy Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/ Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

Artists:
Irving Penn
Bruce Weber
Karl Blossfelt

Reading :

Printing Quick Reference



Fall Showcase - Thursday 6:30pm in Auditorium

Napa/Sonoma Wild Fires - 10.8-10.18

Week 9 10.30
Lecture:

Camera Work - continues...
Printing & Photograms begin.

Printing Procedures :
Test Stips
Multi-Contrast Filters
Burning and Dodging
Multi-Contrast Filters

Printing Quick Reference


Lab:

Darkroom Orientation
Preparations for printing- Photograms

Assignment:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Artists:

György Kepes
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_Kepes
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kepes-structure-photogram-p80554

Rahubir Singh
http://www.raghubirsingh.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghubir_Singh_(photographer)
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/raghubir-singh-photographs
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/masters/Raghubir Singh/

Edward Curtis
Week 10 11.6 Lab:
Darkroom Orientation
Preparations for printing- Photograms

Lecture:


Camera Work - continues...
1st Rolls
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Printing & Photograms begin.

Printing Procedures :
Test Stips
Multi-Contrast Filters
Burning and Dodging
Multi-Contrast Filters

Printing Quick Reference

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Film Development Quick Reference

Assignments:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts

Contact Sheets of Bracket rolls - 10 pnts

Shoot 1 roll minimum per week
Work Prints now through week 8


Artists:

J. John Priola
Linda Connor
Henry Wessel



Week 11 11.13

Lab/Lecture:

Printing Quick Reference

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Film Development Quick Reference

Assignments:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts

Contact Sheets of Bracket rolls - 10 pnts

Shoot 1 roll minimum per week
Work Prints now through week 8

Artists:

Margaret Bourke-White
Yosuf Karsh
Fredrick Sommer

Reading/Handouts:

The Lomographic Society - http://www.lomography.com/
http://www.lomography.com/about/
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Thanksgiving Holiday 11.18-26
Week 12
11.27

Lab:
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Critique:
Assignment:




Reading:

Artists:
Lee Friedlander
Duane Michaels
Mary Ellen Mark


Week 13 12.4

Lab:
Lecture:


Critique:
Assignment:


Reading:

Artists:
John Baldessari
Sherry Levine
Richard Prince
Annie Liebovitz


Week 14
 

Lab:
Lecture:






Assignment:

Reading::


Artists:
Aziz and Cucher
Michael Light
Regan Louie

Week 15
 

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Reading::

Artists:
Dieter Appelt
John Divola
Uta Barth
Week 16  

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Artists:
Harold Edgerton

Harry Callahan
Stephen Shore


Week 17  

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Artists:
Nan Goldin
Richard Misrach
Mark Klett

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Pablo Ortiz Monesterio
Sophie Calle
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Saved Assignments:

Pushing Film allows you to shoot in lower light situations.

This solution essentially fools the light meter by setting it at a
higher ISO or ASA rating and then overdeveloping the film in
order to compensate for the underexposure.

Although your experiences may vary somewhat - here is a good starting base for pushing:

400 ASA pushed to 800 ASA - 50% overdevelopment - 10 minutes normal development time = 15 minutes.
400 ASA pushed to 1600 ASA - 100% overdevelopment - 10 minutes normal development time = 20 minutes.


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Object of Art - Total point = (10 pnts
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Select an object- must be larger than 1/2 your body size, no larger than you are able to carry.. Choose a location for placement of said object and photograph. Includes developing a written thesis of the object and how you have photographed and presented it. Alternative methods in the final presentation are incouraged with review and approval by instructor.

Make a minimum of 36 exposures of the object of art from a variety of vantage points, angles /lighting situations or conditions, utilizing various lenses if required or desired. Utilize any tool at your disposal in both the shooting, development, printing, or presentation processess.


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